Conference Presentations available on DVDs, CDs, and as web downloads.
- A. T. Ariyaratne, Founder and President of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
- Melissa Bradley-Burns, *cancelled*
- Riane Eisler, author of The Real Wealth of Nations - cancelled
- Fred Freundlich, professor at Mondragon University
- James K. Galbraith, acclaimed economist and author of The Predator State
- Tom Greco, author of The End of Money and the Future of Civilization
- Sam Keen, author of Faces of the Enemy
- Andrew Kimbrell, Founder of the International Center for Technology Assessment and teh Center for Food Safety.
- David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy
- Mikel Lezamiz, educational director of the Mondragon Cooperatives Corporation
- Jacob Needleman, author of Money and the Meaning of Life
- Vandana Shiva, physicist and author of Stolen Harvest
- Judy Wicks, co-founder of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economie
- U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey
- Ellen Hodgson Brown
- Andrew Kimbrell
Learn more about...
- Cooperative Businesses
- Social Finance
- Complementary Currencies
- Slow Money
- Slow Food
- Green Jobs
- The Living Wage
- Micro Credit
- Local Living Economies
Sonoma State University is offering a workshop within this conference as well as 2 units of credit for participation in The Economics of Peace Conference (additional class work).
Join Us in Building a New Economy
In the midst of global economic collapse, an expanding income gap, accelerating climate change, mass species extinction and exponential growth in global debt, the conveners of The Economics of Peace Conference are calling for engaged citizens from the U.S. and abroad to come together in Sonoma, CA, October 18 – 23, to help forge a new economic agenda for the 21st century.
The Economics of Peace Conference will showcase leading thinkers and practicioners who are already transforming economic relationships. Conference speakers will address the most relevant economic issues confronting us today, and daily workshops will offer practical skills for creating vibrant local economies.
The conference will focus on the following themes:
- The Economics of Social and Environmental Justice
- The Influence of Cultural Myths and Propaganda on Economic Policies
- Transforming the Means of Exchange
- Toward a New Ethic of Ownership
- Evolving the Policies for the New Economics
The purpose of this conference is to build alliances, expand our networks, and connect with others who are passionate about building a new economy on the foundations of peace, justice and environmental sustainability. In the midst of this crisis, a window of opportunity has opened.
Please join us in seizing the moment!